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Under Setting ENV, command is different for PowerShell #30

russdawginteractive opened this Issue Apr 3, 2017 · 6 comments


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russdawginteractive commented Apr 3, 2017

When going through your article, I was using Visual Studio Code for windows. In that app, it shells out to PowerShell within the application. In order to get the environment setting to work properly, I had to run this:
$env:NODE_ENV="production"; ./node_modules/.bin/rollup -c

When I tired to use your command as outlined below within a regular command window, it did not work, it only set the NODE_ENV variable to be actually "production ./node_modules/.bin/rollup".

NOTE: On Windows, use SET NODE_ENV=production ./node_modules/.bin/rollup -c to avoid an error setting environment variables.

I found this solution via StackOverflow at this location:


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jlengstorf commented Apr 11, 2017

@russdawginteractive Could you do me a favor and try this?

SET NODE_ENV="production" ./node_modules/.bin/rollup -c

I'm wondering if it's a lack of quotes that caused that issue.


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russdawginteractive commented Apr 11, 2017

@jlengstorf It's strange. That does not work in either Powershell or a regular command window. I created a quick link to show you what I'm seeing when I run the command you suggest.


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jlengstorf commented Apr 29, 2017

@russdawginteractive I don't have Flash, and it appears requires that plugin, so I can't see the video.

However, I've added a note to the article referencing this issue for anyone on Windows who hits the same snag. Thanks for sharing!


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russdawginteractive commented May 4, 2017

As a follow up, I came across this same issue on another project. Upon doing some further research, I found that using the command below works in Powershell:
set NODE_ENV=production&&./node_modules/.bin/rollup -c

Alternatively, there is a plugin called cross-env that will work across systems:


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dance2die commented Apr 11, 2018

One important thing to note is that there should be no space between NODE_ENV=production and &&. But you can have spaces after && as shown below.

"scripts": {
    "build": "rollup -c",
    "buildprod": "SET NODE_ENV=production&& rollup -c"

If you have a space before &&, windows adds the space to NODE_ENV.
So the value will be set to production <- notice the space.
therefore it won't work.


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jlengstorf commented Apr 22, 2018

I think an easier solution to this would be to use

If someone wants to submit a PR, I'd be much obliged.

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